Bengaluru: Six engineers working with the Water Resources Department have been chosen for the SG Balekundri Award for the year 206-17 in recognition of their services to the department.
Superintendent Engineer, Madhav, Water Science, Water Development Organisation (WDO) Bengaluru, C L Puttaswamy (Upper Bhadra Project), P Shankar (KBJNL Halagani), Premalatha (Cauvery cell) and Halluru (KBJNL Dam division Narayanapur) have been selected by the state government for the award. Jagannath Halinge (Kalaburgi division) will receive the award pending for the year 2015-17.
The award consists of Rs 10000 cash, a gold medal and a citation. The awards would be handed over by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Water Resources Minister M B Patil at a ceremony in the first week of May.
An expert committee led by B G Gurupadaswamy, Secretary, Department of Water Resources,shortlisted the names for the award.